Ring In The Holidays with The Taste of Knott’s Merry Farm

What a strange year it has been where we unable to celebrate the holidays and family as we usually do. As a Knott’s Berry Farm Ambassador, we are are excited to share that a The Farm is keeping their merry tradition alive, while while the theme park rides remains closed. Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm is a new seasonal food and retail event, celebrating the merriest season of all. The Christmas spirit shines bright with holiday charm brimming out of every corner of the park that has been wondrously transformed into an enchanted wonderland with a variety of picturesque holiday settings, all serving as a backdrop to the tastiest holiday foods around.

Taste of Merry Farm

During the Taste of Knott’s Merry Farm, socially distanced guests will have the option of over 60 unique food and drink items offered on the tasting card. We had the opportunity to try a few items last week, and our favorites – Comet’s Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans. 

Comet's Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans at the Taste of Knott's Merry Farm

A MUST, this tasty cinnamon roll is tipped in funnel cake batter, fried and loaded with the maple glaze and walnuts. You can find it at Sutter’s Funnel Cake, Ghost Town Grub and the Log Ride Funnel Cake.

Carne Asada Street Tacos with Guacamole and Pork Tamale with Salsa Roja and Spanish Rice

From the Cantina, we enjoyed the carne asada street tacos with guacamole and the pork tamale with salsa roja and spanish rice.

The best way to plan out your visit is to check out the menu that we’ve listed below. Each item can be found at several tasting booths scattered throughout the park.

Taste of Merry Farm Safety Precautions:

Orange County recently reverted back to the state’s purple tier with more restrictions due to the Covid Pandemic. Knott’s Berry Farm continues to follow state, local and CDC health guidelines, these are the continued safety measures and operational changes established to ensure the safety of Merry Farm guests:

Knott's Food Festivals Safety Precautions
  • Tasting cards are limited each day to ensure proper physical distancing
  • Upon arrival, guests will be required to enter a temperature screening and security checkpoint at the main gate
  • All associates and guests must wear a facial covering while visiting Taste of Merry Farm or the Knott’s California Marketplace store locations and restaurants – masks are not required while sitting at a table or bench to eat
  • Frequently touched surfaces are disinfected daily and sanitized frequently. This includes but is not limited to cash counters, scanners, EMV readers, pens at cashier counters, register screens, store fixtures, door handles, and shopping baskets
  • Signage is present to aid guests in the proper direction of travel and as a reminder to practice social distancing
  • Seating is spaced out throughout the Taste of Merry Farm event footprint
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the event area
  • All associates will be screened, including temperature and symptom checks using CDC guidelines before being allowed on the property to work
  • Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene
  • Separate entrances and exits will appear at some store locations
  • Store occupancy is limited to less than 50% of the normal building capacity Queue lines outside of store locations are marked with six-foot markers where needed.

The Taste of Knott’s Merry Farm is a great place to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts like rare, handmade, and personalized items from over 23 artisan local crafters. For the Knott’s fan, pick up specialty holiday items too, like the Holiday Spirit Shirt that I’m planning on going back to get, or their famous boyseberry jam and novelty items.

Knott's Taste of Merry Farm Visits with Santa

Don’t forget to visit Santa’s Cabin (The Wilderness Dance Hall) for the traditional photos with Santa. This year, expect specialty precautions like advanced reservations and socially distanced visits. Your advance purchase includes (2) 4×6 photos and (4) wallet sized. Reservations are time specific, limited, and can sell out.

Things to note:

  • For the best photo opportunity and to allow for proper social distancing, it is best to limit each group size to 4 guests or less. Due to state requirements, Santa will be wearing a mask during the interaction and photo.
  • Must arrive at Santa’s Christmas Cabin to check-in at least 10 minutes before your reservation time.
  • Not valid for park or event admission. A valid tasting card to Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm is required on the day of your reservation.

Festive photo opportunities are also scattered throughout the park to add to your memory books. As we’ve been told, you may take remove your facemask for a quick photo snap, but you MUST immediately put it back on.

The only way to experience the limited time Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm is with a tasting card purchased in advance at knotts.com (a tasting card is required for event entry). Scheduled dates are November 20-29, December 4-6, December 11-13, December 18-24, December 26-30, and January 1-3. Adult tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $40 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings, and Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11), including three food tastings, are $20 (plus tax). Tasting cards are date specific and must be purchased online at knotts.com or through the Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app prior to the date of visit. Knott’s Taste of Merry Farm hotel packages are also available at Knotts.com. Now, check out the menu:

Taste of Merry Farm Menu with Station Locations

A. Wagon wheel pizza

  1. Cupid’s Corn Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl with Chives
  2. Meatball, Cheese or Cauliflower Pizza Slice
  3. Pumpkin Pie Slice with Whipped Cream
  4. Chocolate Cranberry Tart
  5. Boysenberry Smoothie
  6. Cauliflower Pizza with Vegan Cheese and Peppers

B. Spurs booth

  • Turkey Dinner Big Bites – Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and Gravy
  • Pomegranate Molasses Brussel Sprouts garnished with Shaved Almonds

C. Pemmican Pickle

  • Merry Mint and Pineapple Aqua Fresca
  • Boysenberry Citrus Mule – Sabe citrus, boysenbery punch and ginger beer

D. Calico Tater bites

  • Turkey Dinner Tater Tots – Tater tots topped with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce
  • Green Bean Fries with a creamy mushroom dipping sauce

E. Sutter’s Grill

  • Gyro with Butternut Squash Slaw, Tzatziki, and Pickled Red Onions in a Naan Bread
  • Turkey Dinner Tater Tots – Tater Tots topped with Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Bean Fries with a Creamy Mushroom Dipping Sauce
  • Vegan Chicken Tenders tossed in Buffalo Sauce served in a Pita with a Carrot and Celery Vegan Ranch Slaw

F. Sutter’s Funnel Cake

  • Strawberry Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sprinkles, and Raspberry Drizzle
  • Comet’s Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans
  • Red Raspberry Cheesecake Slice with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Drizzle
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese with Parmesan and Panko Crumb Topping

G. Silver Bullet Booth

  • Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese with Parmesan and a Panko Crumb Topping
  • Veggie Chili with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
  • Red, White, Boysenberry, or Hot Mulled Wine
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Assorted Beers
  • Pineapple Cider

H. Ghost Town Grub

  • Strawberry Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sprinkles, and Raspberry Drizzle
  • Comet’s Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans
  • Red Raspberry Cheesecake Slice with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Drizzle

I. Fireman’s BBQ

  • Apple and Chicken Sausage with Boysenberry Mustard
  • Corn on the Cob with a Garlic Herb Butter and Cotija Cheese
  • Rudolph’s Winter Pear Lemonade – Lemonade with Pear, Whipped Cream, and a Ginger Rim

J. Wilderness Broiler

  • Deli Style Turkey, Brie, and Arugula Sandwich with a Boysenberry-Cranberry Relish,served with French Fries
  • Green Bean Fries with a Creamy Mushroom Dipping Sauce
  • Blitzen’s Christmas Tree Bundt Cake – Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Chips and topped with a Decorated Waffle Cone
  • Rudolph’s Winter Pear Lemonade – Lemonade with Pear, Whipped Cream, and a Ginger Rim

K. Wilderness Dance Hall Patio

  • Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese with Parmesan and a Panko Crumb Topping
  • Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Noodle Soup with a Biscuit and Jam
  • Red, White, Boysenberry, or Hot Mulled Wine
  • Assorted Beers
  • Red, White, Boysenberry, or Hot Mulled Wine
  • Seasonal Sangria
  • Seasonal Cider

L. Gourmet Churro Factory

  • Peppermint Swirl Cheesecake Stuffed Churro
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Eggnog Brulee with a Butter Cookie
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane

M. Chowhouse Ice Cream

  • Raspberry and White Chocolate Cookiewich with Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Elf’s Float – Lime and Sugar Plum ICEE with Vanilla Soft Serve
  • Rudolph’s Winter Pear Lemonade – Lemonade with Pear, Whipped Cream, and a Ginger Rim

N. Calico Saloon

  • Assorted Beers
  • Red, White, Boysenberry, or Hot Mulled Wine
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Pineapple Cider
  • Boysenberry Smoothie
  • Boysenberry Citrus Mule – Sabe Citrus, Boysenberry Punch, and Ginger Beer

O. Judge Roy Beans

  • Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Noodle Soup with a Biscuit and Jam
  • Assorted Beers
  • Red, White, or Boysenberry Wine
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Pineapple Cider
  • Boysenberry Smoothie

P. Log Ride Funnel Cake

  • Strawberry Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sprinkles, and Raspberry Drizzle
  • Comet’s Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans
  • Red Raspberry Cheesecake Slice with Whipped Cream and Raspberry Drizzle
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane

Q. Log Ride Mix-It-Up

  • Elf’s Float – Lime and Sugar Plum Icee with Vanilla Soft Serve

R. Strictly on-a-stick

  • Mistletoe Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausage Dog
  • Merry Mint and Pineapple Aqua Fresca

S. Gourmet Coffee hut

  • Acai Bowl with Granola, Raspberries, Cran-raisins and Nutella
  • Boysenberry Smoothie
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane
  • Chocolate Cherry Tart
  • Chai White Russian
  • Hot Apple Cider

T. Hollywood Hits

  • Prancer’s Pesto Chicken Pizza Slice
  • Pepperoni Pizza Slice
  • Cauliflower Pizza with Vegan Cheese and Peppers
  • Cupid’s Corn Chowder Soup in a Bread Bowl with Chives
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Slice with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane
  • Elf’s Float – Lime and Sugar Plum ICEE with Vanilla Soft Serve
  • Assorted Beers
  • Red, White, Boysenberry, or Hot Mulled Wine
  • Pineapple Cider
  • Frozen Cherry Lime Margarita
  • Frosty Jack and Coke
  • Boysenberry Citrus Mule – Sabe Citrus, Boysenberry Punch, and Ginger Beer
  • Champagne and Boysenberry Ice Cream Float

U. Charlston Circle Booth

  • Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese with Parmesan and a Panko Crumb Topping
  • Veggie Chili with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

V. Boardwalk pier booth

  • Apple and Chicken Sausage with Boysenberry Mustard
  • Corn on the Cob with Buttered Herbs and Cotija Cheese

W. Coasters Diner

  • Vixen’s Turkey Burger with Cheese, Cranberry Mayo, and Stuffing on a Pretzel Bun, served with French Fries
  • Knott’s Holiday Bowl with Chicken Tenders, Mashers, Corn, Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce
  • Cold Salmon Winter Salad – Spinach, Apples, Pecans, Cranberries, and a Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Tenders with a Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Veggie Burger on a Pretzel Bun with a Spinach Aioli, served with French Fries
  • Rudolph’s Winter Pear Lemonade – Lemonade with Pear, Whipped Cream, and a Ginger Rim
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane
  • Assorted Beer
  • Assorted Wine
  • Frozen Cherry Lime Margarita
  • Frosty Jack and Coke

X. Boardwalk BBQ

  • Hot Turkey Sandwich with Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Mayo, and Gravy, served
  • with Mashed Potatoes
  • Spiral Ham with Scallop Potatoes
  • Scrooge’s Spicy Cranberry-Pomegranate Glazed Wings
  • Eggnog Brulee with a Butter Cookie
  • Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Assorted Beer
  • Red, White, or Boysenberry Wine
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Pineapple Cider
  • Champagne and Boysenberry Ice Cream Float

Y. Dippin’ Dots

  • North Pole Oatmeal Toffee Cookiewich with Pralines & Cream Hand Scooped Ice Cream
  • Eggnog Ice Cream and Barqs Root Beer Float
  • Concha Stuffed with Ice Cream

Z. La Papa Loca

  • North Pole Oatmeal Toffee Cookiewich with Pralines & Cream Hand Scooped Ice Cream
  • Eggnog Ice Cream and Barqs Root Beer Float
  • Concha Stuffed with Ice Creamap
  • Pozole with Cabbage, Cilantro, Onions, and Lime
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad with Tortilla Chips – Served Cold
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Rice
  • Vegan Dog
  • Horchata
  • Assorted Beers
  • Assorted Wine

AA. Fiesta Dogs

  • Pozole with Cabbage, Cilantro, Onions, and Lime
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad with Tortilla Chips – Served Cold
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Rice
  • Vegan Dog
  • Horchata
  • Assorted Beers
  • Assorted Wine

BB. Fiesta Booth

  • Pumpkin Pie Slice with Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Horchata
  • Assorted Beers
  • Michelada

C.c. Cantina

  • Carne Asada Street Tacos with Guacamole
  • Pork Tamale with Salsa Roja and Spanish Rice
  • Frozen Cherry Lime Margarita
  • Boysenberry Slushy Sangria
  • Horchata
  • Estrella Jalisco Pilsner
  • Michelada
Blitzen's Bundt and Elf Float

DD. Cave Inn

  • “Ode to Santa” – Milk or Eggnog with Candy Cane Cookies
  • Blitzen’s Christmas Tree Bundt Cake – Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Chips and
  • topped with a Decorated Waffle Cone
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane
  • Chocolate Cranberry Tart
  • Elf’s Float – Lime and Sugar Plum ICEE with Vanilla Soft Serve
  • Merry Mint and Pineapple Aqua Fresca

EE. Grizzly Creek Lodge

  • Knott’s Holiday Bowl with Chicken Tenders, Mashers, Corn, Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey Dinner Big Bites – Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and Gravy
  • Plain or Ham Mac and Cheese
  • Vegan Mac and Cheese Chicken Tenders with a Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and a Candy Cane
  • Hot Apple Cider
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars with White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Pumpkin Pie Slice with Whipped Cream

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